annie at the storyhouse

Review: Annie at the Storyhouse

March 27, 2019 admin 0

On Monday night I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to the opening night of Annie at the Storyhouse in Chester. The Storyhouse is Chester’s newest theatre and it is such a welcome addition and one that has become a quite the community hub with a library, cinema, restaurant and wine bar often hosting a whole range of events and activities for all ages.   Annie is at The Storyhouse from Monday 25th March […]

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Our Flexistix Review

March 21, 2019 admin 0

Last week we were fortunate enough to be asked to write a Flexistix review and were sent the Flexistix multi-tower kit to have a play around with. The kit is aimed at over 4’s and contains 34 orange joins of varying sizes and 98 blue bamboo rods of different lengths, as well as a booklet with 4 sets of instructions for different models. The good bits I love the fact that the pieces come not […]

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Our first impressions of the Weekend Box

March 5, 2019 admin 2

A couple of weeks ago we were sent a Weekend Box from the Weekend Box Club, which is a small box full of S.T.E.M. craft activities, that can be done over the weekend – or anytime at all really.  It arrived just as we were leaving for Devon so I put it away and forgot about it until the weekend just gone when I dug it out and had a closer look. The tiddler was […]

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A review of The South Devon Railway

February 23, 2019 admin 4

We have just returned from our annual Feb half term holiday down south where we do two days visiting my bother and then travel over to Devon to spend a week near my Nanna. Whilst on our break we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with Visit South Devon once again and this time they invited us to take a trip to the South Devon Railway.   The South Devon Railway is […]

Continental Circus Berlin is at Manchester Event City Now

February 13, 2019 admin 2

On Sunday my family and I were invited over to Manchester Event City to watch Continental Circus Berlin and having absolutely loved  Circus Extreme last year we were really looking forward to it. Once again we were thrilled to see that the circus was taking place the UK’s largest big top that looks like it has come straight out of The Greatest Showman and adds a real buzz of excitement and extra authenticity to the show. […]

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DreamWorks’ Dragons: Dawn of New Riders Game Review

February 12, 2019 admin 3

We are big fans of the How To Train Your Dragon movies in our house and as the boys are still relatively young at 6 and 9 they have pretty much grown up with the trilogy and where they once wanted the plastic figures and plush toys to reinact the adventures of Toothless and Hiccup, they now prefer to do so using computer games. So when I was asked if I wanted to check out DreamWorks’ […]

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The Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels tour 2019

February 5, 2019 admin 4

Last year we had the absolute pleasure of being invited to watch The Snowman Tour at Warrington Parr Hall  and I can honestly say we all loved it, even more than I expected to. So, this year when we were asked if we would be interested in working with Carrot productions again for their upcoming tour of Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels we just had to agree and I can’t urge you to book tickets enough […]

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Personalised children’s books from In The Book

January 29, 2019 admin 4

This week we are celebrating National Storytelling week with interviews, competitions and book reviews, in a bid to encourage others to step away from the electronics and pick up a book instead. Whether it is reading solo or as a family, listening to audio books or creating your own narrative to go along with a picture, there are many ways you can enjoy stories and so many children are opting for electronic games over books […]

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An interview with Jane Browne

January 28, 2019 admin 0

This week is National Storytelling week and in a bid to celebrate this, alongside our families love for books, we are bringing you a selection of fantastic interviews with children’s authors and illustrators as well as some fabulous competitions.   Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you my interview with Jane Browne, a brilliant children’s author.   Hi Jane, Thank you for agreeing to do this interview for National storytelling week can you […]

An interview with children’s illustrator Kasia Dudziuk

January 26, 2019 admin 0

This week, 26th January – 2nd February, is National Storytelling week and as anyone who regularly reads our blog will know we are a family that love stories and so it seems only right to celebrate this week with competitions to win some stories and interviews with those that make our love of books possible.   Early this month I had the absolute please of interviewing Kasia Dudziuk, illustrator, designer and co-creator of ‘The Goes […]